In Science, we discussed materials and how they change when heated. We talked about the importance of observing objects before and after heating to notice the changes. We used all our senses to describe bread and popcorn before and after both foods were heated. We decided that these changes were irreversible.
This week in Literacy, 2 Dahl used their research on space to write a report about a planet of their choice. They put pencils to paper and produced some amazing reports, complete with titles, an introduction, subheadings, pictures, captions and interesting facts. They should all be proud of themselves!
Today in Literacy, we discussed ways to make our writing more interesting. After recapping adjectives, 2 Dahl explored adverbs. First the children had fun acting out actions and adverbs. (The children turned out to be good actors and actresses!) Then, we looked at some pictures of scenes from Wallace and Gromit’s ‘A Grand Day Out’ and discussed ways to describe what was happening in the pictures using adverbs. Children then wrote some super sentences using the adverbs they had learnt.
Today in Guided Reading, some of 2 Dahl carried on their space research and found out more facts about Jupiter. We read and discussed the sounds in the names of Jupiter’s moons and picked out key words and features of non-fiction texts. We then reflected on what we had learnt about Jupiter during the session. After this, the children then used Google to look up more pictures of Europa and Io.
Over the next couple of weeks we will be learning to write a non-fiction report. First we explored and discussed the features of non-fiction texts and then we began researching facts about space to go in our own reports. We used books and iPads to find out facts about the planets in our solar system and developed our note-taking skills.
In Maths, 2 Dahl started a 2 week topic on time and somehow the week just whizzed by. We discussed time words and many of the children then kept spotting lots of time connectives in the instructions we were exploring in Literacy. We began by making analogue clocks and then we have been learning to read and write the time. In week 2 of this time topic we will be telling the time more accurately, sequencing times, and solving time problems.